Friday, July 5, 2013

Beauty Product Advertising Names

I'm always amazed by the names of products that are sold to the public in the name of beauty and style.

For instance, in the old days, you saw "Chito-something" every time that "Chitosan" was used in hairspray.  If you don't know, Chitosan comes from Chitin - which is basically shrimp and other crustacean exoskeletons that have been treated.

Creams that come "with lanolin" sounds much more appealing than "greasy sheep juice".  If you take a big pile of sheep wool and compress it, you get a greasy juice/oil come out… Yep, that's lanolin!

Oh, and who could forget the 1970s women's perfume called "Tramp"?  To think that someone got paid for coming up with that, and someone else actually OK'd it to be produced under that name.


The current commercials for Nivea Q10 with Creatine makes me laugh.  According to wikipedia "Creatine was identified in 1832 when Michel Eugène Chevreul discovered it as a component of skeletal muscle, which he later named after the Greek word for meat, κρέας (kreas)."  Mmmm.  Cream with "Meat".

So, to add my own stamp to women's beauty product names, here's my own invention:
50% Chitin (giving skeletal forces) plus 50% Creatine (meat) gives us a new beauty product called "Frankenstine".

Ha!  I should have been in advertising.